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Nancy W. Newkirk, American Lawyer ( law: pract. & administration)EnvironmentalAdministrative and regulatorylawyer. Member American Bar Association (vice chair Resource Conservation Recovery Act/Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act special commission on corporation counse11995^.


Newkirk, Nancy W. was born on September 6, 1943 in New York City, Bachelor of Arts cum laude, Finch College, 1966.


Finch College (Bachelor of Arts, with honors, 1966). New York University (Juris Doctor, 1969).


Worked at Perkins Coie (Washington, DC) specializing in General Civil Trial and Appellate Practice in Federal Courts and before various Federal Administrative Tribunals. Congressional and Administrative Representation, Government Ethics, Election, Campaign Finance and Lobbying Law, International Trade Regulation, Corporation, Securities Law, Antitrust, Aviation, Corporate Financing, Government Contract, Environmental, Energy and Natural Resources, International Commercial Transactions. White Collar Criminal Representation.

Employment Law.

Admitted to the bar, 1969, New York. 1976, District of Columbia. Attorney, Consolidated Edison Company of New York, 1969-1972.

Attorney, Office of General Counsel, United States. Department of Commerce, 1972-1976. Patton, Boggs & Blow, Washington, D.C., Attorney 1976-1981.

Andrews & Kurth, Washington, D.C., Attorney, 1981-1986. Clean Sites Inc., Vice President for Public Policy and Education, 1988-1994. Vice President and General Counsel, 1991-1994.

Senior Mediator, 1986-1988. Publications: Co-author, "Not Quite a Giant Step, An Evaluation of EPA's Interim Environmental Audit Self-Disclosure Policy," The Environmental Forum (May-June 1995). Author, "Congress Takes on the Environment, The Clean Air Act, Superfund, The Endangered Species Act and Clean Air Act," Legal Times (April 17, 1995).

Staff Director, Co-author and Editor, "A Remedy for Superfund, Designing a Better Way of Cleaning up America," Clean Sites (February 1994). Board of Editors, Environmental Hazards, The Superfund, RCRA, and Toxic Tort Law, Advisor, Prentice Hall Law & Business, Inc. Author, "Recommendations Regarding Proposed Superfund Reauthorization Issues," Working Papers on Superfund Reform: Problem Definition and Political Mapping, Clean Sites (May 1992).

Editor and author, Main Street Meets Superfund: Local Government Involvement at Superfund Hazardous Waste Sites, Clean Sites (January 1992). Co-editor, Improving Remedy Selection: An Explicit and Interactive Process for the Superfund Programs, Clean Sites (October 1990). Editor, Hazardous Waste Sites and The Rural Poor: A Preliminary Assessment, Clean Sites (March 1990).

Co-author and Editor, Making Superfund Work, Clean Sites (January 1989). Author, chapter entitled "Environmental Requirements Applicable to New Alternative Fuel Production and Use Facilities," and annual update published in Alternative Energy: The Federal Role, by Shepard's/McGraw-Hill (1982). Professional and Civic Activities: American Arbitration Association, Environmental Dispute Task Force, 1993—.

Superfund Advisory Committee of the National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology, appointed by the United States. EPA Administrator, 1993. National Commission on Superfund, Senior Staff, 1992-1994.

The District of Columbia Bar, Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Section, Steering Committee, two terms, past Chair, 1988-1994. Non-Profit General Counsels Roundtable, 1992-1994. American Bar Association, Natural Resources, Energy and Environmental Law Section.

Business Law Section. Women's Bar Association of the District of Columbia, Member. Director, 1987-1989. Women's Bar Association of the District of Columbia Foundation, Director, 1989—.

United States. District Court for the District of Columbia, Court Appointed Mediator, 1989-1994. Superior Court of the District of Columbia, Court Appointed Mediator, 1989—. Settlement Week, Court Appointed Mediator, 1988.

Member: The District of Columbia Bar. Federal and American Bar Associations. Women's Bar Association of the District of Columbia.

Perkins Coie serves clients through 11 locations throughout North America, Asia and Europe. Perkins Coie is the largest law firm headquartered in the Pacific Northwest. The firm opened the Washington, D.C. office in 1979 to meet client needs in the nation's capital.

Lawyers in the Washington, D.C. office work closely with our network of Perkins Coie lawyers to remain on the forefront of issues and policies. While there are many similarities between our Washington, D.C. practice and activities in the firm's other offices, our Washington, D.C. practice is specifically oriented to the issues and disputes which arise as a result of federal law, regulation and policy. An understanding of the role and the impact of the federal government on today's business and society, and on the political process is central to the nationwide delivery of legal services by Perkins Coie.


Member of American Bar Association (member Brownfields task force since 1995, vice chair resource conservation recovery act, vice chair comprehensive environmental response compensation, liability act special committee on Corporate Counsel since 1995), Women's Bar Association District of Columbia, District of Columbia Bar Association, National Conference Women's Bar Associations (director 1995-1996).